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Chinese Super League: Club Profile - Shanghai Shenhua

Everything you need to know about CSL side Shanghai Shenhua

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As part of our series of ‘fact-files’ focusing on each of the teams contesting in the Chinese Super League (CSL), we take a look into everything you would need to know about Shanghai Shenhua. As one of the two big-spending Shanghai based clubs in the CSL, there will be high expectations for this team in the future.

Team: Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
 

Nickname: The Flower of Shanghai


City Based: Shanghai


Year founded (professionally): 1993


Owner: Greenland Group


Stadium: Hongkou Football Stadium


Stadium Capacity: 33,060


Manager: Gregorio Manzano


Captain: Giovanni Moreno


Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Demba Ba (Senegalese), Fredy Guarin (Colombian), Obafemi Martins (Nigerian)


Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Bi Jinhao, Cao Yunding, Wang Yun


Position Last Season: 6th


Current League Position (as of 1st July 2016): 5th

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Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Points

1

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao

15

11

3

1

30

7

23

36

2

Hebei China Fortune

15

9

3

3

22

15

7

30

3

Jiangsu Suning

15

8

5

2

20

11

9

29

4

Shanghai SIPG

15

6

6

3

21

12

9

24

5

Shanghai Shenhua

15

5

7

3

24

15

9

22

6

Henan Jianye

15

6

4

5

13

12

1

22

7

Tianjin Teda

15

5

6

4

17

19

-2

21

8

Beijing Guoan

14

5

5

4

15

13

2

20

9

Liaoning

14

4

5

5

15

22

-7

17

10

Yanbian Funde

15

4

4

7

16

18

-2

16

11

Guangzhou R&F

15

4

4

7

13

20

-7

16

12

Chongqing Lifan

15

3

6

6

15

20

-5

15

13

Shijiazhuang Ever Bright

14

3

5

6

10

16

-6

14

14

Changchun Yatai

15

3

4

8

11

23

-12

13

15

Hangzhou Greentown

15

3

3

9

8

18

-10

12

16

Shandong Luneng Taishan

14

2

4

8

13

22

-9

10


Current Top Goalscorer (This Season): Demba Ba (13)


Current Most Assists (This Season): Fredy Guarin (4)


Continental Competition (This Season): None


League Wins: 1961, 1962, 1995, 2003 - although this title was stripped from them) (3 times)


Chinese FA Cup Wins: 1956, 1991, 1998 (3 times)


Asian Champions League Wins: None


Highest League Position: 1st


Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £9.75m (Demba Ba – from Besiktas/Fredy Guarin – from Inter)


Highest Transfer Fee Received: £2.63m (Wang Dalei – to Shandong Luneng Taishan)


Rivals: Beijing Guoan, Shanghai SIPG, Jiangsu Suning

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